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Month: July 2017
Black and White Sunday
It’s Paula’s After Before week, she asks that we post the same image, in black and white and in colour. It’s a good way to see what works in monochrome, especially if like me, you don’t think of trying it.
Here’s my after, it’s not quite the usual reflection, the window had a stick on mirror so that the people inside could see out, but you can’t see in.
Any preference? Paula has a beautiful Corsican sea scene, take a look here.
Six Word Saturday
Cleopatra, a blond fair-skinned European?
Traces of the past
Over to the west of Dartmoor a thatched cottage is growing out of the earth, or perhaps it’s sliding into the earth. Built in the 17th century this curved house has a passage through the middle, which might have been a division between house and livestock originally. It was the old post office for a period, and although it looks abandoned, there are also signs of work being done and the thatch seems to be in good condition. I hope it’s restored to it’s former glory, that would cost an awful lot of money.
Paula’s Thursday Special this week is traces of the past.
Collage, mine not mine
I like collage, the possibilities are endless aren’t they? So when I saw that this weeks photo challenge is collage, it made me smile.
And when I saw this, I also smiled.
The next one, I’ve just created.
And this one is on my wall, I don’t often frame my work, but there was just the right space for it.
My haiku and mixed media that I had a play with.
Don’t jump from the bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It was his favourite project, but he died before it was finished in 1864.
If ever you’re in the area, for £1 toll fee you can drive over, but walk instead for free and enjoy the view of the Avon gorge.
1885, 22 year old Sarah Henley jumped off the bridge, but her dress billowed around her and acted like a parachute, gliding her to a safe landing. She lived into her mid eighties.
Between 1974 and 1993, 127 people committed suicide there. Barriers are now installed, but still around four people die each year, how terribly sad.
This is my entry for the weekly photo challenge of bridge.
Silent sunday, Inspired by Sue